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Sheikh Hamdan had great love for humanity: FNC members

Ismail Sebugwaawo /Abu Dhabi
ismail@khaleejtimes.com Filed on March 24, 2021
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FNC members express sadness on the demise of Deputy Ruler of Dubai.

Members of the Federal National Council (FNC) expressed sadness on the demise of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance and Industry, who passed away on Wednesday morning.

Members remembered, Sheikh Hamdan for his outstanding leadership, humble personality and relentless contributions in the building of the economy and the nation.

Dhirar Belhoul Al Falasi, FNC member from Dubai said the UAE has lost a formidable leader and a very kind man.

“Today, the country mourns the demise of Sheikh Hamdan with sadness. The UAE has lost a great and lovely leader. He will be remembered for his role in building the country’s economy and the wonderful fingerprints that left a great impression on all of us,” said Al Falasi.

“He had a great love for humanity and spared no effort in spreading science and knowledge. His many educational initiatives have had a great role in establishing science and promoting the concept of knowledge among all segments of society. We have learned a lot from his humble personality, the great love for everyone, the generosity and humanity.”

He added that Sheikh Hamdan always emphasized on the importance of building human resources and began many initiatives to uplift people by providing them with financial support to create a generation cohesive with the identity of the UAE.

“He was a very generous man and loved giving. This human imprint transcended boundaries and places. May God have Mercy on his soul,” said Al Falasi.

FNC member, Sara Mohammad Falaknaz said the UAE has lost one of its dearest and most sincere men.

“Sheikh Hamdan tirelessly dedicated his life to serve the country and the people of the UAE with all effort and determination. He provided the country and citizens with all support and he was a man of the righteous sons of the Emirates who worked diligently and sincerely in silence, and for the good deeds at all local, regional and international levels. So he was always a supporter of everyone in need,” she said.

“We extend our deepest condolences to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai. “May God protect him” and the loyal people of the Emirates on the death of Sheikh Hamdan, a man loyal to his country and his people, and who contributed remarkably to upgrading this homeland and achieving many aspirations and dreams for the people of the UAE, so that our dear country can be in the ranks of developed countries in various fields and sectors.”

Falaknaz said Sheikh Hamdan devoted his life to humanitarian work and was passionate about culture, creativity, literature and scientific developments, as he was keen on sustainable human development in a stable global environment based on dialogue and partnership.

For FNC member, Maryam Majid bin Theneya, also from Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan had made countless contributions to the UAE since its establishment.

“Besides being a government official, who has served as the Minister of Finance since the establishment of the Union, Sheikh Hamdan has been very famous and known for his humanitarian work not only in the UAE, but across the world. He has made great achievements in charitable work, including building schools, universities, mosques, hospitals, etc..,” she said.

”It is a very sad day today, as we have lost such a great personality. The nation has lost a great man, who has been good to everyone, including his own family. His kindness spread everywhere. May Allah have mercy on him for his good deeds.”

ismail@khaleejtimes.com

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Ismail Sebugwaawo

A professional journalist originating from Kampala, Uganda, Ismail is a happy father with strong attachment to family and great values for humanity. He has practiced journalism in UAE for the past 13 years, covering the country's parliament (FNC) and crimes, including Abu Dhabi Police, public prosecution and courts. He also reports about important issues in education, public health and the environment, with a keen interest in human interest stories. When out of reporting duties, he serves the Ugandan community in Abu Dhabi as he wants to see his countrymen happy. Exercising and reading are part of his free time.





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